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  Black Saddlebags
            Tramea lacerata Hagen, 1861

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Range & Habitat:

Found throughout the state. Is migratory, often found in autumn swarms with Common Green Darners and other gliders.

Breeds in small ponds, lakes and reservoirs but can be found almost anywhere, usually in open areas.

Black Saddlebags male 

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Description:

A rather large blackish ode usually seen patrolling, when the large black basal spots on the broad hindwings are obvious overhead.

 

Conservation Status:

State: S4S5B, SZN - A secure breeder, also an irruptive vagrant

Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range

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Flight season:

Early Date: 4/27
Late Date: 11/5

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Flight Season

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Number of Records
14 
1 3 9 14 7 6 1 1
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Months

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Date, distribution, and status data courtesy of Allen Barlow, NJOS

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